From a home lab to the Italian Senate, by way of nerve growth factor — Rita Levi-Montalcini is a scientist like no other. Alison Abbott meets the first Nobel prizewinner set to reach her hundredth birthday.
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Abbott, A. Neuroscience: One hundred years of Rita. Nature 458, 564–567 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458564a
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